EVP, Supply Chain, Engineering and Information Technology
Ray Pittard is the executive vice president (EVP) Supply Chain, Engineering and Information Technology. In this role, Ray will provide leadership to manufacturing and procurement, information technology, engineering and critical elements of the company’s operating system. He will also continue to lead the roadmap for enterprise excellence on our path to becoming a world-class lean organization, while overseeing ongoing transformation initiatives.
Most recently, Ray served as transformation office leader where he led efforts to transform Trane Technologies into an efficient, more customer focused company that unlocks value for customers and shareholders. Previously, Ray served as the president of our Transport Solutions business in North America and EMEA. He has held leadership positions in several other businesses, including a role in Europe leading the former Climate Control Technologies European businesses.
Ray joined the company's Air Solutions Group in 1988 holding key roles in sales, engineering and product management before moving to the Climate Control Technologies sector in 2001. Most recently, Ray served as President of Transport Solutions for North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, leading all aspects of operations, strategy and performance for the strategic business Thermo King®. Previously, Ray held leadership positions in a variety of functions including global products, engineering, program management, marketing and general management. Ray has been a member of the Climate Solutions leadership team since its creation in 2009. There he held various leadership roles in the U.S. and Europe, including president of the sector’s European-Served Area businesses.
Ray serves as a board member for the Trane Technologies Foundation, which manages all charitable contributions and partnerships. He has also served on the board of the Ada Jenkins Center - a charitable organization in North Carolina. He holds a BSME degree from Texas A&M University and has attended advanced programs from the University of Chicago, Wharton and global leadership development programs through the company.